Yamaha Ténéré 700 First Look

The 2019 Yamaha Ténéré 700 is an off-road focused adventure bike and is powered by a 689cc parallel twin engine which puts out 72bhp.

What Is It?

  • Based on the excellent MT-07
  • Range, non-LED indicators

It's powered by a liquid cooled 689cc parallel twin engine, producing 72.4bhp at 9,000rpm and maximum torque at 6,500rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame and Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual 282mm wavy discs up front with Brembo 2 piston calipers
  • 245mm wavy disc at the rear with Brembo single piston caliper
  • ABS system with off mode
  • Adjustable 43mm upside down fork with 210mm travel
  • Rear shock with 200mm travel and remote adjuster
  • LED headlight and position lights
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

The off-road version of the best selling MT-07 / Tracer 700 was first shown as the T7 prototype in 2016 and differentiates itself with long travel suspension, wire-spoked wheels, fork guards, a bash plate, handguards, Brembo brakes, beefed up final transmission, specific fuel injection settings, a flat seat, short off-road screen, new frame and custom LCD dash.

We particularly like the four stacked LED headlights which give a really unique look and which cunningly avoid that wonky look. The wire-spoked 21" front wheel takes a Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90 tyre and the rear 18" a 150/70.

Accessories are likely to include an Akrapovic exhaust system, LED indicators, panniers and a few billet upgrades.

Colours: Black/blue (our fav), white/red, black/grey/yellow

It should hit the dealers late summer 2019

Did You Know?

Ténéré means wilderness or desert and it's also known as the XTZ700

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